Cloud Computing

When it comes to cloud computing, you need information, education and solutions. This section of blogs is written about cloud computing based on the products offered by ScanSource, Inc. and the vertical markets we sell into. Get news and analysis of the data center industry, cloud computing, the private cloud, energy efficient IT and Internet infrastructure.

Tool Cool: Cisco’s “The SELL”

by Ashlee Dufek December 2, 2013 Business

The SELL is an amazing online resource for Cisco partners to assist them in becoming more productive, knowledgeable, and competent in selling Cisco solutions.  The Sales Enablement Learning Lifecycle is divided into five key areas, making it super easy to navigate.

The “Nightmare” That is BYOD

by Nathan Lord October 25, 2013 AIDC

Apparently, either I’ve subscribed to too many healthcare pubs, or it was “bombard Nathan with healthcare e-mails” this week. As I’m catching up from a few days on business travel, I got eight e-mails from various healthcare organizations in ONE DAY (and these were just healthcare… there were more from various other vertical pubs to […]

Am I ready for the Internet of Everything???

by Ashlee Dufek October 7, 2013 Cloud Computing

Has anyone else seen Cisco’s “Here’s To Humanity” video about the Internet of Everything?  Like most Cisco videos, it seems to have the perfect combination of sound, sparkle, and light that draws my mind into a euphoric state where all seems right with the world.  But when I watched it a second time and read […]

What Is Your Mobile Engagement Strategy?

by Kevin Price March 14, 2013 Cloud Computing

We are in the middle of one of the biggest technological advancements in human history. Of course, I suppose that could be said about almost every period in time, but this one is ours, and it will have a greater impact on society and business than any other advancements up to this point. It is […]

Successful Tablet and Smartphone Deployment Takes Planning, Tools and Partners

by Kevin Price January 31, 2013 Cloud Computing

Mobile computing has exploded the past few years. Businesses are expanding the use of smartphones and tablets at an unprecedented pace.  This massive new population of end-point computers brings with them all the same challenges and considerations as legacy mobile computing deployments, along with a few new issues. Mobility has always presented a challenge to […]

Retail Analytics & Cloud-Based Tools

by Kevin Price January 29, 2013 Cloud Computing

This is a time of unprecedented change in the retail sector.  Big macro trends are putting more pressure on the old way of doing things than ever before. Online competitors, like Amazon, are and have been using technology as a very effective competitive advantage for years now. Then comes the smartphone and tablet revolution. Mobile […]

Consumer Devices in the Enterprise and Mobile Apps

by Kevin Price January 11, 2013 AIDC

Every company on the planet either is, will be, or should be formulating their mobile engagement strategy with every major population in their ecosystem. From customers and partners to employees, the plan really should include EVERYONE. The enterprise should focus on the business objectives for each group within the ecosystem. The next step is to […]

Wi-Fi Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Showers

by Jake Shehan January 8, 2013 Cloud Computing

Contributed by: Marcus Burton, Technical Marketing, Ruckus Wireless Wireless architectures are undergoing an identity crisis. As Wi-Fi gains favor and usurps wired access, Wi-Fi capabilities are changing quickly, causing significant disparity in WLAN architectures and implementation models.

Coming to Partner Conference? Come a day early for your health!

by Nathan Lord August 29, 2012 Cloud Computing

As many of you may have already heard, ScanSource is throwing quite the party here in Greenville, SC Sept. 10-12 to celebrate 20 years of partnering with VARs in this industry. We’re rolling out the red carpet with Darius Rucker, BMWs, golf, guns… oh yeah, and some great content from some awesome speakers and manufacturers, […]

5 Reasons Why the Cloud is More Secure

by Kevin Price May 18, 2012 Cloud Computing

The first objection, and most common concern, I hear from customers about moving to cloud-based applications is security. How can we protect our data if it’s not on our servers, in our data center, and under our control? To answer the question, I first need to narrow our definition of the cloud. For the purposes […]